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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Michael » 2016-07-23, 20:44

 (sq) prind
 (en) parent
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby linguoboy » 2016-07-23, 20:55

Michael wrote: (sq) prind
 (en) parent

I guess there's an etymological connexion? Because I see prind and think "friend", not "parent".
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Michael » 2016-07-23, 20:56

linguoboy wrote:
Michael wrote: (sq) prind
 (en) parent

I guess there's an etymological connexion? Because I see prind and think "friend", not "parent".

According to Wiktionary: "From Latin parēns, parentem."

However, if I had known it came from Latin, I wouldn't have posted it.
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-19, 5:03

The first two of these are definitely not cognates. The third pair probably isn't, either. The fourth one almost certainly is:

English (en) dog
Mbabaram (ntj) dog

English (en) bad
Persian (fa) بد bad

English (en) to cut
Urdu (ur) کاٹنا / Hindi (hi) काटना [ˈkaʈna]

Malay (ms) kolam - pond (though also (e.g. swimming) pool)
Malayalam (ml) കുളം [kɔˈɭəm] - pond

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-13, 22:46

 (ady) тутын cigarette
 (ga) toitín cigarette
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-19, 7:02

I guess you could say this is a true friend:

Malayalam (ml) കാണ് [ˈkaːɳɯ] - see!
Mandarin Chinese (zh)kàn - look!


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